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The American Counterculture
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The American Counterculture

Christopher Gair

Abstract

The American Counterculture played a major role during a pivotal moment in American history. Post-War prosperity combined with the social and political repression characteristic of middle-class life to produce both widespread disobedience and artistic creativity in the Baby Boomer generation. This book explores the relationship between the counterculture and American popular culture. It looks at the ways in which Hollywood and corporate record labels commodified and adapted countercultural texts, and the extent to which countercultural artists and their texts were appropriated. It offers an in ... More

Keywords: Counterculture, Abstract Expressionism, Beat Generation, Baby Boomer, Folk Music Revival, Rock Music, 1950s, 1960s, Haight-Ashbury, Woodstock

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780748619887
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619887.001.0001

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher Gair, author

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